Marvin C. Hogard Jr.


Marvin C. Hogard Jr., 94, died Jan. 21, 2007 in Lake Havasu City. He was born Oct. 10, 1912 in Chicago, Ill.

He lived much of his life in and around Rockford, Ill. before retiring to Lake Havasu City in 1980 from Kankakee, Ill.

Mr. Hogard had a fulfilling career as project engineer in product development for the Roper Stove Company (later part of Sears) in both Rockford and Kankakee. He was one of the first to fly out on McCulloch's planes to purchase land in Lake Havasu City. His favorite times were working on projects with a dog by his side. In Lake Havasu City, he enjoyed his involvement for many years with the Republican Men's Club and the Republican Forum during his retirement.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Nagel (Bill) Lee of Payson; and son, John (Connie) Hogard of Lake Havasu City; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; and his son, Ted Hogard.

Contributions in Mr. Hogard's memory may be made to the Western Arizona Humane Society where he found his last wonderful dog, Jack, a black Lab.

Condolence and thoughts can be made to his family at

Arrangements were handled by Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

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